Nominate your Queen Creek Hometown Hero today!

Let’s celebrate and acknowledge our Queen Creek community and all the individual heroes who make it a great place to live. The Queen Creek Independent presents its 2020-21 Hometown Heroes, …

James Skiotes named April Queen Creek Hometown Hero for tireless community service

In service to the armed forces and later unwavering support of Kiwanis Club of Queen Creek and beyond --- James M. Skiotes is in a class all his own. Working tirelessly to improve the lives of …

Queen Creek Performing Arts Director Molly Jacobs named March Hometown Hero

For countless American youngsters, the performing arts provide a respite from the pressures of school, parents, and, at times, just being a kid. The Queen Creek Performing Arts Center --- under …

Elena Thurston named Queen Creek Hometown Hero for bringing Pride and Joy to community

In the 21st century, a part of modern America, everyone despite public perceptions around color, creed, religious beliefs, or sexual orientation, deserves an advocate and a safe place to go. Based …

Erica Ballesteros named January Hometown Hero for transformational efforts in Queen Creek

When Queen Creek resident and entrepreneur Theresa Weinberg attended the Taking the Leap workshop at the Queen Creek Library last February the passion for innovation was infectious. But one …

Nick Hansen named December Queen Creek Hometown Hero for dedication to community

Nick Hansen, an educator, first responder and entrepreneur, is the December 2020 Queen Creek Hometown Hero bestowed in the “Emergency Responder” category for his dedication to protecting …

Surprise! Jerry Baca is named November’s Hometown Hero in the Town of Queen Creek

For half a century Queen Creek resident Jerry Baca has been an instrumental part of helping to guide young people to be the best version of themselves --- both on and off the field of …

Pastor Billy VanCamp named October 2020 Hometown Hero of Queen Creek

Pastor Billy VanCamp of the Town of Queen Creek is the October 2020 Hometown Hero bestowed in the category of spiritual leadership. “Pastor Billy lives a life much like those he serves. He …

Small sisters up to big things in the Town of Queen Creek

Independent Newsmedia and the East Valley Institute of Technology congratulate both Alyson and Elyzabeth --- 12-year-old twins who call the Town of Queen Creek home --- as they have been named …

Chris Knutsen named August 2020 Queen Creek Hometown Hero by Independent Newsmedia

The Superintendent of the Florence Unified School District, Chris Knutsen, has been named the August 2020 Queen Creek Hometown Hero by Independent Newsmedia. Mr. Knutson was nominated by Jeanine …

Adam NeVille is first-ever Queen Creek Hometown Hero!

For more than 15 years Queen Creek resident Adam NeVille has been an integral part of the growth and development of local youngsters in his role as president of the San Tan Youth Football …
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